Apps for health professionals

NEW - caring@home Indigenous app

The free caring@home Indigenous app supports health professionals providing palliative care to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has chosen to be cared for at home. The app enables health professionals to easily view, download or print the suite of tailored, best practice, culturally-appropriate caring@home resources for clinical services, health professionals, and Indigenous families and carers. Read this Factsheet (355kb pdf) for more information.

The caring@home Indigenous app is free and can be downloaded from:

Download on the app store Google Play         Download from the App Store


The palliMEDS app familiarises primary care prescribers with eight palliative care medicines that have been endorsed by the Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) for management of terminal symptoms. The ANZSPM-endorsed medicines can be used to manage common emergent symptoms in home-based palliative care patients in the last few weeks of life, when people often have problems swallowing.

The palliMEDS app is free and can be downloaded from:

Download on the app store Google Play         Download from the App Store

  • The Opioid Calculator includes a wider range of opioid medicines and administration routes (previously only subcutaneous). The calculator is designed to provide support to a clinician where a palliative care patient needs to be switched from some, or all, of their current opioids, to a replacement opioid delivered by an alternative route.  
  • Colour-coding of administration routes throughout the Opioid Calculator
  • Minor updates to clinical information and State/Territory contacts
  • Color changes to meet accessibility guidelines.

The app can be used offline (without internet connection), which makes it ideal for clinicians caring for patients in rural and remote areas of Australia. palliMEDS will help contribute to the provision of quality palliative care for the increasing number of Australians who wish to be cared for, and to die at home, if possible.

Please note: The palliMEDS app is a collaboration between NPS MedicineWise and caring@home. NPS MedicineWise ceased operations on 31 December 2022. There are no disruptions in the operation of the app and all information remains current.

caring@home app - NEW 2023 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW

The caring@home app assists health professionals supporting families and carers to help manage symptoms of a palliative care patient who chooses to be cared for, and die, at home if possible. caring@home has designed a purpose-built app to give easy and quick access to resources for:
  • Carers, in English and nine other languages (including training videos)
  • Health professionals, and
  • Clinical services.

The caring@home app is free and can be downloaded from:

Download on the app store Google Play         Download from the App Store

  • Offline functionality - Once all resources within the app have been downloaded, it can be used offline, making it ideal for rural and remote health professionals who may have an unreliable internet connection
  • On-demand resources - Carers/families can benefit from immediate introduction and access to caring@home resources, without the need to wait for hard copies to be delivered
  • Print capability - Health professionals can print documents and syringe labels directly from the app using local WIFI printer connection.

Read this Factsheet (272kb pdf) for more information.


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Page last updated 12 October 2023